Student Organizations

Honors Societies

Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 400,000 members, with some 9,000 new members joining each year through 970 chapters worldwide. It was established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas. The Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina A&T State University has been the hope of the Upsilon Zeta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta for more than 50 years. To join, students must complete 12 credit hours in History, possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and a 3.1 GPA in their History courses. Members can attend regional and national conferences, apply for scholarships and awards, and submit their research papers for publication in the Phi Alpha Theta journal, The Historian.

Dr. James Wood,


Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society which governs this body, its purpose is "to recognize excellence in academic achievement by college and university students in the fields of political science; to promote civil dialog; and to engage in any other activities that further these purposes."

The Political Science Honor Society, otherwise known as Pi Sigma Alpha, is the cultivation of dedicated and distinguished students. The organization celebrates and honors those with a commitment to advancing their knowledge in political science. An invitation to enter the society is a recognition of every lengthy research paper, countless study session hours, and devotion to academia, above all else.

To become part of Pi Sigma Alpha, the student must be a registered North Carolina A&T State University with a major in Political Science, be a rising junior, with a completion of at least ten semester-credits of work dedicated to Political Science (icluding at least one upper-division course), with an average grade of B or higher in those courses. In addition, the student must have achieved an overall GPA placing them in the top one third of their whole class (e.g., junior or senior class).

Dr. Daphne Cooper,

History Student Organizations

The purpose of the History Scholars is to provide a place for history majors and minors to engage in discourse about the field, and to generate an idea and purpose of what it is to be a history student. Further, the organization's purpose is to reach and inform fellow history students, and to provide guidance for successful study, a completion of curricula and entry into fields for which this discipline serves as a foundation.

Dr. Paul Baker,

Political Science Student Organizations

The purpose of the Political Science Society is to provide students with guidance, information, and leadership regarding, but not limited to, the following topics: educational and professional opportunities, mentorship for incoming students and members, promote and facilitate student connectivity, alumni networking, and activism on North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's campus and the surrounding community. 

The Political Science Society aims to reinforce the importance of political activism, be an effective political machine for students, teach them how their interests can be influential in their professions, prepare students for their post-undergraduate goals, provide community service to the surrounding community, and cultivate a culture which nurtures the political drive in incoming and possible future students. The Political Science Society has lived on campus for generations. It has led the fight for voter registration in this community for several years. Today's political and social climate requires constant battleground for minorities to keep their civil rights and the Political Science Society aims to aid in the fight.

Any registered student and North Carolina A&T State University with a major or minor in Political Science. The student must have, and continue to hold, at least a 2.5 GPA.

Dr. Ayanna Armstrong,

The Henry Frye Pre-Law Society is named in honor of Justice Henry E. Frye, the first African American Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

In 1953, after graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Frye served the United States Air Force in Korea and Japan, reaching the rank of captain. Upon returning to Greensboro, he was denied the ability to register to vote because of so-called "literacy" tests. Rising above the deterrents, Frye became a U.S. Attorney in 1963 and one of the first African Americans to hold the position in the South. When elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1968, he became the only African American North Carolina legislature and the first elected in the 20th century, helping to eliminate the Jim Crow laws in North Carolina. In 1983, he was appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court as an associate justice, the first African American to hold this position. Replacing a retiree, Frye served as chief justice for one year (1999). IN 2001 he became of counsel with the Brooks Pierce Law Firm in Greensboro, North Carolina, retiring in 2015.

Frye has received many honors and awards during his career. He has given his time, talent and treasure to his alma mater.


The consortium was created to serve multiple purposes and to provide the greatest flexibility possible for the member institutions to make opportunities available for learning in international and intercultural contexts. The mission of NCCIIE includes, but is not limited to:

  • The provision of international/intercultural learning experiences for students enrolled in member colleges and universities and to encourage interest in graduate studies and in international careers
  • The establishment of effective means for sharing international/intercultural expertise
  • The sponsorship of workshops, lectures, symposia, and other special programs focused on international and intercultural issues
  • The development of skills in law and diplomacy. The late Dr. Eugene Eaves of North Carolina Central University, successfully led the NCCIIE for twenty-three years. The NCCIIE has emerged as a viable and vibrant opportunity for students and faculty yo engage in critical thinking and planning for international careers and global citizenship. Acknowledging the emergence of science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math in economics and commerce, law, diplomacy, and public policy. NCCIIE's leadership has reconstituted its mission to promote STEM/STEAM readiness. With new strategic partners NCCIIE has charted an exciting future based on the ideals of its legacy and the achievements of its student and faculty leaders.
Dr. Briana Hyman,